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The hyped or the helpful?

Thomas Chan started taking L-arginine supplements after learning that it could help his high blood pressure problem. Six months on, Chan (name changed for patient confidentiality), 59, says his blood pressure has improved to below 120/80.

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012, 12:00am

'Viagra for pigs' makes them leaner

Mainland researchers have invented a feed additive that could usher in an agricultural revolution leading to bigger, healthier and leaner pigs.

The scientists say the feed is made with an additive with similarities to Viagra and that is entirely natural, as it is made out of rice.

10 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Pufferfish warning after suspected poisoning

Diners have been urged not to eat pufferfish after a suspected poisoning case. A seaman, 52, developed dizziness, numbness of limbs and abdominal pain after eating a pufferfish on Thursday. The man was in stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Centre for Health Protection said. Pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a toxin that does not break down when cooked.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

No risk

I refer to the article by Mike Wilson, headlined, 'Steroid gains, future pains' (Sunday Morning Post, October 10).

17 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Contact lens advice may harm eyes

WEARERS of soft contact lenses who follow advice offered by the Consumer Council may end up damaging their eyes rather than protecting them, according to one maker of lens cleaning solutions.

The council on Saturday issued a test showing half the 16 contact lens solutions they lab-tested did not kill acanthamoeba, a bacteria which can cause eye disease or possibly blindness.

17 Jul 1995 - 12:00am